I had taken this from an article I read as I thought we could all use a good challenge to start off our February on the right foot.
The Clutter-Free Feb challenge is simple:
On day one you get rid of one thing. Easy right? On day two you remove two pieces of clutter and on day three, you get rid of three things. On day four you get rid of four items and so on. By the end of February, you will have eliminated 406 items from your home.
It may seem intimidating when you get up into the double digits, but once you start sorting through piles of paper, broken pens, old clothes, and stray Tupperware lids, you’ll be surprised by how quickly the numbers start to add up.
Here is a list to help to declutter during the first month.
Day 1 – Sort recipes into categories & organize them
Day 2 – Declutter & organize cookbooks
Day 3 – Declutter & organize water bottles
Day 4 – Declutter Kitchen drawers
Day 5 – Get the clutter out of the house by donating if possible
Day 6 – Declutter the top of kitchen cabinets
Day 7 – Put small recycling bins throughout the house & place trash bins throughout the home
Day 8 – Create a home recycling center
Day 9 – Declutter grocery bags both plastic and reusable
Day 10 – Declutter plastic silverware and other takeout containers/supplies
Day 11 – Declutter or recycle old batteries & light bulbs
Day 12 – Develop a trash day routine
Day 13 – Declutter old paint and decorating supplies
Day 14 – Declutter your office of old papers
Day 15 – Declutter excess stockpiles from your office
Day 16 – Declutter older swag - donate
Day 17 – Declutter and organize your desk
Day 18 – Recycle old pens
Day 19 – Get the clutter out of the house
Day 20 – Declutter older Birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day cards
Day 21 – Declutter older pots & pans
Day 22 – Begin meal planning
Day 23 – Declutter lunch containers & create a lunch packing station if needed
Day 24 – Create a menu board
Day 25 – Create a running grocery list and create a weekly list of errands
Day 26 – Declutter vases
Day 27 – Declutter and organize the laundry room
Day 28 – Get the clutter out of the house but donate if possible
Each day spend 15 minutes on your decluttering mission and by the end of the month, you will have clean and clear cupboards, and drawers, and be clutter-free.
Until next time,